As a Spirit-filled evangelical institution of higher education, The King’s is dedicated to the preparation of men and women for effective leadership and Christ-like servanthood in the global community.
To fulfill its mission, The King’s is committed to:
- Provide instruction, nurture, and enrichment for personal and professional development within a Spirit-filled, ecumenical ethos;
- Instill in the student recognition of the authority of Scripture in all areas of life and provide a solid knowledge of the Bible;
- Encourage development of a biblical and balanced Christian theology;
- Increase awareness and appreciation of the heritage of the Christian community and the Spirit-filled community of faith in particular;
- Equip students with the basic skills for ministry and evangelism;
- Cultivate within students a spirit of thoughtful inquiry and reflective discernment in the quest for knowledge and truth;
- Enhance spiritual development by encouraging students in personal prayer and the spiritual disciplines;
- Increase student’s biblical knowledge of moral and ethical standards and encourage a lifestyle based on Scripture;
- Prepare students for servanthood in the Church and community with sensitivity to the rich ethnic and cultural diversity and varied needs of the world;
- Make personal and professional development possible for adult learners through quality educational delivery systems;
- Stimulate awareness for the need of continuous lifelong personal and professional development and provide such opportunities; and
- Operate in an efficient and effective manner so as to be a good steward of the resources God has entrusted to it.
In harmony with the missions and institutional purposes of the school, The King’s expects certain outcomes to be demonstrated by its graduates. These foundational outcomes are enlarged upon by the specific measurable objectives articulated in each academic program offered by the institution. The combination of these institutional objectives for each student and the specific objectives for each academic program provides a basis for assessing a student’s progress and the institution’s effectiveness in fulfilling its mission.
Graduating students will:
- evidence a commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ;
- evidence the fruit of a Spirit-filled lifestyle and mindset;
- evidence the recognition of the authority of Scripture in their lives;
- demonstrate a foundational knowledge of Scripture and the ability to apply its principles to life;
- evidence a commitment to the biblical mandate of evangelism and the ability to share their faith;
- evidence a commitment to the Church and to serve in it;
- demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral form;
- evidence analytical reasoning skills with the ability to interpret and integrate knowledge;
- demonstrate the ability for research on a post-secondary level;
- and manifest a commitment to lifelong learning and growth.
The King’s University recognizes the primacy of the spiritual truth revealed in the Bible and incarnate in Jesus Christ, and acknowledges that all truth, wherever it is found, is of God. All truth finds its unity in God. The King’s also recognizes the role of the Holy Spirit in interpreting God’s truth in accordance with the words of the Lord Jesus Christ who instructed His disciples that “when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13).
The King’s recognizes that the Father has shown humankind truth through Christ in nature, history, and above all, in Scripture. Thus the Bible, as the authoritative Word of God, is central in the quest for knowledge. Its principles and precepts are integrated throughout The King’s curriculum and are foundational in the school’s basic philosophy of education.
Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE –
Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, the Son of God, who was eternally preexistent with the Father and the Holy Spirit in a Holy Trinity; He became incarnate as the virgin-born Savior of the world and through His sinless life, baptism with the Holy Spirit, atoning death on the Cross, and bodily resurrection fulfilled God’s sole plan for the redemption of fallen humanity. Jesus is the King of Glory who sits at the right hand of God as His Majesty on high, where He faithfully intercedes for us and from where He will return to earth to rule in righteousness. (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 10:36-38; Acts 1:9-11, 2:33-36; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 7:24-26, 9:26)
These truths are revealed in the Scriptures, the Holy Bible, which is the Holy Spirit-inspired and infallible Word of God contained in the books of the Old and New Testaments, complete and truthful in its message and in all of the information it provides. The Word of God is the final and conclusive authority given to humankind to reveal the ultimate Way, Truth, and Life in Jesus who alone can satisfy our need to know God and live in a worshipful relationship with Him. (Matthew 5:8; John 5:39, 14:6; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 3:16-18)
The Scriptures join with God’s revelation of Himself in Jesus and His Creation to show us the goodness and glory of the eternal Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things visible and invisible and who is everywhere present in holiness, wisdom, power, and love to redeem humankind’s promise and potential, and whose redeeming grace alone provides for humankind’s salvation and restoration. (John 1:3, 14:16-26, 16:12-15, 20:30-31; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16-17; 1 Timothy 1:17, 2:3-6; Titus 2:11; Hebrews 1:1-3; 1 John 4:15-16; Revelation 1:8)
The Gospel is the complete message of God’s salvation and restoration. The Gospel proclaims that forgiveness of sin, the restoration of God’s loving rule and benevolent Kingdom, and the promise of a blessed and eternal life are available through repentance and faith in Jesus, our Savior and King, and it declares that this faith brings new birth into the Kingdom of God where God’s loving purpose for each individual may be realized through the power of His Holy Spirit. (John 3:3-7; Acts 16:31, 26:17-20; Romans 1:16, 10:8-13; Titus 3:4-7; Hebrews 6:1-2)
The Church is constituted of all people who have believed and received the Gospel and is unified by our worship of Jesus the Messiah as our Savior and King. Thus, it is a diverse messianic community of Jews and people from all nations who honor and support one another through mutual prayer, fellowship, and gifts. It is also a reconciled people who through the power of God’s Holy Spirit forgives and asks forgiveness of one another. As such a people, the Church practices water baptism and celebrates The Lord’s Table as prophetic signs of the reality of the new life that believers live in the Messiah. (John 13:34-35, 15:12-13; Acts 2:36; Romans 15:7; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:19-23, 4:1-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12; 1 John 4:7-21)
The whole Church is commissioned by Jesus to take the Gospel to the whole world and urges that all people be reconciled to God in Jesus’ Name and experience the fulfillment of their humanity in their worship of and growth in Him. This commission is accomplished through the love and power of the Holy Spirit who has come from God the Father at the request of Jesus the Son to enable all believers to serve one another in grace and to serve others by feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, and visiting the needy and neglected. (Matthew 5:13-16, 24:14, 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; John 16:7-15; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21)
The fullness of the Holy Spirit is the wellspring of the Church’s capacity for witness and ministry. Jesus himself baptizes the members of His Body—the Church—with God’s Spirit, to empower each one for good works of reaching people with the Gospel, forgiving people, bringing salvation, freedom, and healing to people. The fruit and gifts of the Spirit are tangible manifestations of the Kingdom of God and evidence of the truth and grace that the Church preaches and shows to all nations. (Matt. 3:11, 24:14; Luke 3:16, 24:48-49; John 7, 14:12, 20:21-23; Acts 1:4-8, 2:1-4; 10; Rom. 12:5-8; 1 Cor. 12:4-11; Gal 5:22-23; Heb. 13:8)
The Church lives in the hope of God’s glory and the expectation of Jesus’ return. For this reason, believers pray that God’s will be done and His Kingdom come on earth as in heaven, looking forward to the return of the Messiah and the consummation of God’s Kingdom over all creation, at which time all of those who have received His rule will exchange mortality for immortality. (John 5:28-29; Romans 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 15:35-58; 2 Timothy 4:1-2; 1 Peter 4:7; 2 Peter 3:11-14; 1 John 3:2-3; Revelation 20:11-15)
The above affirmations of faith are founded on the revelation of God’s Word and are reaffirmed in the following statements:
- We believe in the Trinity of the Eternal Godhead—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, perfect in unity as Creator, Redeemer, and Restorer of Humankind.
- We believe in the plenary verbal inspiration of the Bible—the completed canon of the Old and New Testaments, inerrant in the original manuscripts and infallible in its truth for faith and life.
- We believe in the creation of the universe, the fashioning of earth for human habitation, and the historicity of primeval history as presented in the Scriptures.
- We believe in the literal existence of the devil and in the reality of the invisible war against demonic hosts who seek to tempt and separate humankind from the Father.
- We believe in the Gospel of salvation through the Cross—that humankind is lost without Jesus the Savior, whose atoning blood and substitutionary death alone provide forgiveness for and justification from sin and provide eternal life.
- We believe in the literal reality of each—the virgin birth, reconciling death, bodily resurrection, personal ascension, and promised Second Coming of Jesus, the Messiah.
- We believe in the essential unity of the Church under the Saviorhood and Lordship of Christ, with a commitment to respond to His prayer “that they may be one” in the Spirit of humility and love.
- We believe in Israel’s irrevocable election and affirm the calling of Jewish followers of the Messiah to remain true to their identity as Jews (Rom 11:28-29; 1 Cor 7:17-20; Acts 21:17-26). Click here for an expanded statement.
- We believe in the Savior’s great commission to go into all the world preaching the Gospel, baptizing, and making disciples.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit’s gifts and works of power and through the Church, beginning with the believer’s receiving the Baptism with the Holy Spirit as at the beginning.
- We believe in showing love and good works toward all humanity in serving human need, that the Gospel not be reproached, and that God’s love be seen in practice as well as proclamation.
- We believe in the final judgment of all humankind into eternal union or eternal separation from God; ministering in this light with the passion of those who believe that “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
- We believe in the Church’s historic view of marriage as the union of a man and a woman to one another in a shared life of fidelity and devotion as a gift given by God to His people and one of the ways through which His image is made known in the world. (Genesis 1:26; John 13:34-35; 15:12-13; Acts 2:36; Rom. 15:7; 1 Cor. 12:3; Gal. 3:26-29; Eph. 2:19-23, 4:1-6; 1 Thess. 4:9-12; 1 John 4:7-21)
- We believe in doctrinal and denominational distinctiveness regarding the contribution of women in ministry leadership and the worth and propriety of spiritual language as the evidence of Spirit Baptism.
The King’s University subscribes to the historic creeds of the Church, including the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed, and to the Statement of Faith of the National Association of Evangelicals (USA), and to the Declaration of Faith of the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America. The King’s University has also signed the Statement of Affirmations of the Toward Jerusalem Council II movement, which invites churches and Christian organizations to affirm the Messianic Jewish Movement. To read the Seven Affirmations of the TJCII Movement, click here.